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Accused Murder, Rapist Who Was on FBI’s Most Wanted List Is Captured in Mexico

Steve Neavling

One of the FBI’s 10 most wanted fugitives was captured in Mexico and taken into custody Wednesday.

The Associated Press reports that José Manuel García Guevara was taken to Louisiana, where he is accused of breaking into a 26-year-old woman’s home, raping her and then fatally stabbing while her 4-year-old stepson was nearby on Feb. 19, 2008.

Guevara was taken to Lake Charles, Louisiana, where he is wanted on charges of second-degree murder, aggravated rape and aggravated battery.

Guevara was the 499th person to join the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list when he was added last year.

Columnist: Another Kafkaesque Moment in Saga of FBI’s Embrace of Whitey Bulger

By Kevin Cullen
Boston Globe

Pat Donahue was on the phone, incredulous not for the first time in this sordid, relentless mess.

“So what you’re telling me,” she said, “is that John Connolly is getting off on a technicality, that he is probably going to get out of prison because of the statute of limitations?”

Um, yes.

Thanks to a 2-to-1 decision by the Third District Court of Appeal for the state of Florida, John Connolly’s second-degree murder conviction was thrown out, not because he was innocent, but because he didn’t get caught soon enough.

Just another Kafkaesque moment in the never-ending scandal that was the Faustian embrace of Whitey Bulger by the FBI.

One can forgive Donahue’s incredulity, her being utterly perplexed, frustrated, and sick to her stomach. Because it was on those same statute of limitations grounds, on an identical 2-to-1 vote by a federal appeals court in Boston, that Pat Donahue and her three sons were told to go pound sand when they tried to hold the FBI and the Justice Department accountable.

Jury to Decide Fate of Suspended FBI Agent Accused of Killing His Wife After Argument

Steve Neavling 

Did an FBI agentkill his estranged wife in self-defense last year?

A Stafford County, Va.  jury is set to begin deliberations today in the second-degree murder trial of Arthur Gonzalez, who shot his wife in the chest four times at their home.

Gonzalez, 43, claims his wife, Julia Serna Gonzalez, was attacking him with a knife.

Gonzalez is suspended pending the outcome of the case.

Gonzalez said his estranged wife became outraged over his new 23-year-old girlfriend and tried to strike him with something.

“She wanted to kill me,” a sobbing Gonzales said. “It wasn’t the same Julie. It wasn’t my Julie. It happened so quickly I didn’t have time to think.”


Jury Trial to Begin in Case of FBI Agent Who Shot His Ex-Wife in Virginia

Steve Neavling

An FBI agent is about to find out what it’s like to be a defendant in a criminal trial.

Arthur “Art” Bernard Gonzales, 43, is charged with second-degree murder in the April shooting death of his estranged wife in Virginia.

Jury selection in his trial begins today, reports.

Gonzales told a 911 operator that he shot his wife in self-defense after she tried to stab him with a knife.

The couple, who had two children, ages 10 and 12, got divorced in June 2012.

FBI Agent Faces Trial After Shooting His Wife During an Alleged Confrontation

Steve Neavling

An FBI agent has found himself on the wrong side of the law.

A second-degree murder trial is scheduled for Arthur “Art” Bernard Gonzales to begin on Oct. 16, reports.

Gonzales, who has been working as a supervisory special agent-instructor at the bureau’s National Academy at Quantico, is accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife at their Stafford County home in Virginia during what he said was an argument.

Gonzales, 43, called 911 on April 19 and blamed the confrontation on his estranged wife, Julie Serna Gonzales, 42.

“My wife just attacked me with a knife and I had to shoot her,” he was recorded telling the Virginia 911 dispatcher. “She cut me on the arm.”


Federal Agent Returns Home After Hung Jury in His Second-Degree Murder Trial

 Steve Neavling

A monthlong trial for a federal agent accused of murder in Hawaii ended in a mistrial after the jury was unable to reach a verdict, ABC News reports.

State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy is headed home to Virginia, but he most likely will face another trial, ABC News wrote.

“Mr. Deedy does need to go back home and back to work,” defense attorney Brook Hart told the judge.

The 29-year-old agent from Virginia is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Kollin Elderts, 23.